David Bowie :: Sense of Doubt / The Illustrated History

Rare footage from the unreleased “Sense of Doubt” video in 1977 directed by Stanley Dorfman and reworked by Peter Wachsman.

Today Voyageur Press released Bowie: The Illustrated History, an in-depth look at the artist spanning the pre-Ziggy years, Berlin and beyond. We’re giving away copies; leave a comment with your favorite Bowie moment below to enter.

26 thoughts on “David Bowie :: Sense of Doubt / The Illustrated History

  1. Spending more than a few afternoons learning to play Ziggy Stardust on guitar. Then moving on to Space Oddity and Quicksand. The first three songs I ever learned.

  2. Let’s Dance video…my introduction to Bowie at 7 years old. Never dug into his catalogue until a graduation party when DJ blasted Let’s Dance in a field in Makaha. Sounded so good, I dove in shortly after. And then there’s The Life Aquatic…

  3. I’ve always loved 1976 Bowie. So you have the Station To Station, the Thin White Duke/Isolar tour that you hear on Live Nassau Coliseum, and that’s the year he did The Man Who Fell To Earth. Really just a killer year from Bowie.

  4. In 77, I ran away from home for the first time at 14 years old and lived on the streets of Berlin for four months. During this time on several occasions, Bowie not only let me sleep on his and Iggy’s floor but also sent me home with a danish and a small bag of cocaine. To this day, my friends still don’t believe me.

  5. I’ll never forget discovering the greatness of Low during the fall/winter of 08-09 – better late than never! That album accompanied me on almost every walk I took during that stretch (and having no car, there were many).

  6. David Bowie’s was a part of my adult life. All of my children called me after his passing to see how I was doing.

  7. My dad isn’t really a music guy. He only owns a few records, things he bought while he was stationed in Germany while in the air force. One of those records was Ziggy Stardust. It’s one of the few records he knows well and can talk about. He was the one who explained the concept behind the record to me. That was the first time I realized that there was more to music than just sounds, that it could tell stories and have meanings too.

  8. In 1985, at 16, I lied to my parents, ran away with my girlfriend for a weekend in Vail to lose my virginity. In the span of about 36 hours we left the bed exactly three times: once for dinner, once for breakfast, and once to leave. Two albums and two albums only were on repeat the entire weekend: Echo & the Bunnymen’s “Ocean Rain” and Bowie’s “Heroes.”

    That girl up and left me in 1988 when she decided to become a Mormon. I still have multiple copies of “Ocean Rain” and “Heroes.”

  9. My favorite Bowie moment was at 15, my friend Brian came over with Heroes and Low and said, “Have you heard these?”

  10. Being in the front row (nearly crushed) November 1972 at A Warehouse in New Orleans to see Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust tour. Of course, in New Orleans he looked normal.

  11. Discovering Ziggy Stardust when I was 20 after listening to the feedback loop of Neil Young was like Aldous Huxley and LSD. It got me good.

  12. His ’74 appearance on Dick Cavett, performing “Footstompin'” and looking like no human being has ever looked before or since. That cane, man….

  13. I was lucky enough to see Bowie play on three tours but the first is the most memorable – Serious Moonlight at VFL Park Melbourne in 1983. Great setlist, a crack band and a mesmerizing live show.

  14. I saw Bowie on his Glass Spider tour in Barcelona. The man descended to the stage via wires and greeted the crowd with an ‘Hola Barthelona!’ Most of the cheering was for the back catalog, I don’t know if much of the crowd was familiar with ‘Never Let Me Down.’

    Afterwards I snagged a gigantic street poster advertising the show, still have it! My kids are like ‘what is that.’ They’ll come around.

  15. A painting student I knew in college in Lawrence, Kansas had multiple oils, drawings, tons of works she made of David Bowie. It was the mid-nineties and Bowie had launched an internet service provider-
    Not a lot of people were online in the early nineties, let alone online and so cool that they get their internet from David Bowie. That’s when I started listening his work. She also had this huge painting of smoke stacks belching out greyish babies.

  16. My favorite Bowie moment was discovering my dad’s cassette copy of Ziggy Stardust back in ’82, when I was 9 years old.

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